June 17, 2016
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
Although no cases of the new coronavirus that originated in China have been confirmed in Texas, physicians are urged to use precaution with patients who have a fever and/or symptoms of lower respiratory illness, U.S. health officials said Friday. Read More
Nine children in Texas have died of flu-related illness since the season started at the end of September, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said last week. Read More
If you’re looking for more ways to help prevent and control the spread of seasonal flu by using vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has teamed up with Medscape to offer free CME on the latest vaccine recommendations. Read More
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In Texas, climate change has been blamed for contributing to the severity of several weather and health events, including drought, West Nile virus, Hurricane Harvey and vector-borne diseases. This month's cover story looks at some of the top climate-related health problems Texas physicians and public health officials should prepare for just as they would for a pandemic like COVID-19. Plus ... Physicians could find themselves having to explain to patients the difference between their hospital’s multiple published prices for the same service after a recent federal rule mandates hospitals to post prices on a menu of services. Could private physicians be next?
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